1 Tahrcountry Musings: Vampire Spiders

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Vampire Spiders

Scientists have discovered that a species of spider, Evarcha culicivora, found around Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya has a propensity for human blood. The spider deliberately feeds on blood by eating mosquitoes. The findings have been published this week in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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